Forty-one Batavia athletes commit to play in college

By Izzy Mach, Brandon Kalsch, and Emma Exon Senior year is an exciting time for any young adult. But as graduation day comes closer and closer, some members of the class of More »

FEATURE: Schlenker hurdling one goal after another

By Mary Shields Sabrina Schlenker hears the crowd cheering as she waits for the running mark. When she begins her event she can feel the wind on her face as she sprints More »

Stein continues Batavia High School art department winning streak

By Sara Nolasco The VALEES or Valley Education for Employment System’s 2018 Graphic Student of the Year went to senior Haley Stei, previously won by Claire Hammock continuing the winning streak for More »

INCubator pitch night considered a success

By Allyson Mata Batavia High School juniors and seniors presented on the Batavia Fine Arts Centre stage on Wed., May 16 for Pitch Night, a Shark Tank-style competition where groups of four More »

2018 prom considered a success

By Hailey Holt On May 5 Batavia High School held their annual prom celebration at the Museum of Science and Industry. Every year the school tries to switch up venues so that More »


How to remake a doll

By Lilika Suzuki Dolls just reminds me of my childhood. In the young age, at least once there must been a doll colored with a sharpie and the kids will say “I gave her/him a makeup.” Dress a male doll

FEATURE: LaSalle makes name for herself through triathlons

By Katie Cole Imagine plunging into a freezing pool, lake, or river and then swimming almost a half mile. After that, you bike 12 miles along winding, uneven roads. All of this is followed by a grueling 5K run under

Top 10 things to do before you graduate

By Hailey Holt Attend a school event you wouldn’t usually go to – Even though you may be busy with whatever sport, job, or hobbies you have going on in your life try and take the time to attend something

Highly anticipated movies of 2019

By Cass Norville How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (March 1, 2019) – The third film in Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon series, this film will focus on the main characters, Hiccup, and his dragon, Toothless, as

FEATURE: Band goes to (Super)State

by Joy Mazur Krannert Center glows under the highly vaulted ceiling’s bright lights.  The hall has an open atmosphere, seemingly inviting to the students of Wind Symphony, Batavia High School’s highest-level band. On Friday night, May 4– the night before

Q&A: BHS principal Dr. JoAnne Smith speaks on school safety

By Joy Mazur The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past Valentine’s Day has prompted widespread controversy across the nation concerning gun reform and school safety. In the wake of protests and mourning, schools from

No hesitation for translation

By Rudy Mix To quote the fictional science fiction series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams, “… if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any

FEATURE: Dryden still making an impact on community

By Emma Exon Dryden is a well-known name in the Batavia High School community. Though it was a name shrouded in controversy towards the end of his teaching career, John Dryden was a beloved teacher according to colleagues and students

Franz the Manz: making history engaging

By Julianna Tassi It’s not a one-time experience for the first thing students see walking into room C116 to be a tall man jumping around the room. He says, “Oh my gosh oh my gosh, guys! Do you know what

Q&A: Fitzpatrick stands out as only female member of BHS lacrosse team

By Karlee Rindt Shaye Fitzpatrick, a 16-year-old at Batavia High School, is the only female member of the school’s varsity boys lacrosse team. Lacrosse is Fitzpatrick’s passion and as she dedicates most of her time to the sport she doesn’t